No one blinked an eyelid when ‘Ek Tha Tiger‘ scored in the excess of 32.92 Crores on the first day. It was pretty much on the cards and while the number seemed quite unbelievable, the hype and hoopla around the film meant that this number was pretty much on the cards.
On the same line of thought, it was again a foregone conclusion that the Salman Khan starrer would score fastest century ever with the 100 crore mark being reached in six, if not five days. Ek Tha Tiger made 23 Crores on it’s 1st Sunday at the domestic box office. The movie which had grossed a Day 1 box office collection of 32.92 Crores, Day 2 of 14.55 Crores, Day 3 of 12.80 Crores, and Day 4 of 16.78 Crores now stands at a nett total of 100.05 Crores. Now this is a huge achievement indeed, considering the fact that the record was held by ‘Bodyguard’ (again a Salman Khan starrer) which needed nine days to reach this mark.
Such huge moolah coming in the quickest possible time (till date at the least) also shows that ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, despite mixed response, hasn’t been shown the back by those who had already made up their mind to watch the film. They may or may not be totally bowled over by the latest offering from Salman but the fact remains that there is a substantial population watching the film. Moreover due to Eid, the collections are only going to be further stable for a couple of days at the least, hence making this Kabir Khan directed film coming quite close to ‘Dabangg‘ collections of 140 crores.
The question which is being frequently asked is – ‘Will ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ turn out to be not just Salman’s biggest grosser till date but also turn out to be highest grosser of all times, hence eclipsing Aamir Khan’s 202 record for ‘3 Idiots‘?’. Well, there is no rocket science in saying that the film would easily eclipse ‘Bodyguard‘ record of 148 crore, hence turning out to be Salman’s biggest grosser ever. However as for Aamir’s record, it seems secure as of now. Still, commercially speaking, this is still a huge win for Yash Raj Films which would now be sitting pretty on a 175+ cr product.